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A season of hope for Mason Basketball

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 3:00pm
BY MICHAEL ABLER   A year after their disastrous 2015-16 season, the Mason Men’s Basketball Team managed to pull off an amazing turnaround. After 11 wins and 21 losses last season, the Patriots came back strong with a 20-win season,...

Sports broadcast schedule Monday, March 27 — Sunday, April 2

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 3:00pm
  Monday, March 27 Tuesday, March 28 Wednesday, March 29 Thursday, March 30 Friday, March 31   Saturday, April 1 Sunday, April 2 Women’s Lacrosse vs. University of Oregon 6 p.m. on MCN Men’s Baseball vs. University of Maryland Baltimore...

Looking to get over the hump in 2017, the Nationals still face questions.

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 3:00pm
After 2016 ended with more playoff disappointment, the Nationals have entered “win-now” mode.   BY MITCHELL WESTALL, SPORTS EDITOR   In the 2016 National League Division Series, the Nationals came oh-so-close to winning the franchise’s first playoff series since they...

90’s nostalgia

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 3:00pm
College students reflect on 90’s Movies and TV BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER   College students run on a nostalgia for the yesteryear entertainment of the late 90s and early 2000s. This was a time when the average vocabulary included...

Music Spotlight: Volcano by Temples

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 3:00pm
Psychedelic BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER   Prepare to take a trip through pulsing colors with British psychedelic rock band Temples through their newest album, “Volcano,” which was released by Heavenly Records March 3 of this year. Formed in Kettering,...

Column: Controversy and the Beast

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 3:00pm
Disney movie a huge hit despite controversy BY ALEXANDER SHEDD   [Minor spoilers for Beauty and the Beast below] The Walt Disney Company is no stranger to controversy. Ever since their earliest animated classics, Disney has been plagued by angry...

Cops in the Community

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 3:00pm
Mason police, Fairfax police discuss public’s trust in law enforcement   BY EDNA MCCLUNG   The Eta Delta Delta chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., along with student government, hosted an open dialogue with police officers called “Cops in...

Living life Vegan

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 3:00pm
Candace Nelson discusses living as a vegan in college. BY JACQUELINE LLOYD Candace Nelson, a Community Health Major at George Mason University, is changing the way she eats one vegetable at a time. Nelson started as a vegetarian four years...

Fighting for the Unknown Family

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 3:00pm
A week after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States, he passed an executive order that revoked the visas of 60,000 people and barred all persons from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia from entering...

Full-Time Worker Part-Time Student

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 3:00pm
BY TYLER SHIELDS   David Elmer wakes up at 6 a.m. every day. He scurries to work and grinds until 5 p.m. When he gets off work, he grabs a quick bite then heads straight to class until 10 p.m....

Sports broadcast schedule: week of March 6

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 3:00pm
George Mason University sports broadcast schedule Monday, March 6– Sunday, March 12   Monday 6 Tuesday  7 Wednesday 8 Thursday 9 Friday 10 Saturday 11 Sunday 12 No Broadcasts Men’s Baseball vs. Radford 2:30 p.m. on MCN and WGMU Men’s...

Capitals’ trade for Shattenkirk shows their urgency to win

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 3:00pm
The Capitals’ trade for Kevin Shattenkirk proves their Cup or bust attitude BY MITCHELL WESTALL, SPORTS EDITOR General Manager Brian MacLellan has made it very clear that the Capitals’ window to win the Stanley Cup with this current team is...

Paying to learn your own language

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 3:00pm
Multilingual students take courses in native tongue BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER Being a first generation immigrant is hard. On one hand, it involves balancing the cultures and traditions of your family’s native country, and on the other hand, it...

Board of Visitors’ first meeting of the year

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 3:00pm
BOV vote on changes to campus, discuss budgets   BY MICHAEL EBERHART   The Board of Visitors met for the first time in three months March 2 in Merten Hall. The meeting consisted of voting on several changes to campus...

Mailroom makeover

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 3:00pm
Mail Services to make package pickup faster BY KEIRSTEN ROBINSON, STAFF WRITER Starting in the summer of 2017, Mail Services will implement changes in the mailroom to make package pickups more convenient. In recent years, the growth of package services...

Other changes coming to Mason Dining

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 3:00pm
Changes to Southside, the Johnson Center and meal plans BY KEIRSTEN ROBINSON, STAFF WRITER   At the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester, several changes occurred in the dining halls and at different food-related locations around campus. These dining and...

Concert calendar

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 3:00pm
Live music this week   Monday, Feb. 27 Airpark | Jammin’ Java | Doors at 6 p.m. | $12 to $22   Tuesday, Feb. 28 Japandroids | 9:30 Club | Doors at 7 p.m. | $25   Wednesday, March 1...

Q&A: Slothrust

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 3:00pm
Bassist Kyle Bann on the new album, the state of rock and… burgers? BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   In October 2016, Bostonians-turned-Brooklynites Slothrust released their first album since moving across the country to Los Angeles. “Everyone Else,” a fusion of...

Visiting filmmaker series: Hans Charles

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 3:00pm
FAMS screens Oscar-nominated documentary “13th” BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER   Not a seat in the Johnson Center Cinema was left open. In the back of the room, audience members were left standing just to get a glimpse of the...

The rise of student health care

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 3:00pm
Student Health Advisory Board looks to help at Mason BY RYAN COONEY, STAFF WRITER   The Student Health Advisory Board met for the first time Jan. 24, following a two-year process that involved Mason students, faculty and administrators. Dedicated to...